The Union was begun because, in the early '70s, writers had no way of comparing experiences. But the results have been much greater than expected: Public Lending Right, benefits for the institutional copying of our work through Access Copyright, informed contract advice, a network to draw upon, and a collective voice. All writers in Canada have benefited — not only those who have joined the Union and pay their dues.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) and the Department of Canadian Heritage. We also acknowledge, with immense thanks, the generous donation of legal services by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
The Writers’ Union of Canada does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services.